New England Buns

1 c milk

1/3 c sugar

2/3 c butter

1/2 c currents

1 tsp lemon extract

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 yeast cake

cake flour enough for soft dough


Dissolve yeast in 1/2 c cold water.

Scald milk. When cold, add yeast, half the sugar, and flour enough to make a thin batter. Let rise to twice its bulk.

When light and foamy, add the rest of the ingredients.

Sprinkle a little flour over the currents, stir the soda into the flour, using flour enough to form a stiff dough.

Set again, then roll, cut with a cookie cutter about an inch thick, and let rise again.

Bake in a moderate oven (350) for 25 min.

Mix in the morning for an evening meal.

When done, brush over the top, while warm, with equal parts milk and molasses.


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